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Internal Audit Manager - IT

Company: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a leading healthcare nonprofit organization like no other. For decades, we have been taking major steps and pioneering new ways to find a cure for cystic fibrosis.We are the global leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis and nearly every CF drug and therapy available today was made possible because of CF Foundation support. We did this not only for the more than 30,000 people living in the U.S. with CF - and the estimated 70,000 people worldwide - but for the families who have worked tirelessly to find a cure for their loved ones living with CF.These achievements have required dedication and unwavering commitment from a talented team of CF Foundation employees. We have created an environment that attracts -- and retains -- a diverse group of talented people who are passionate about changing the face of this disease. Join us and you will partner with colleagues of varying backgrounds and expertise, all united in our mission.Job DescriptionThe Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which the CF Foundation stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.

  • Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
  • Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
  • Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
  • Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that has raised and invested billions of dollars to help develop cystic fibrosis therapies that have changed the lives of people with this disease. Nearly every CF medicine available today was made possible because of Foundation support.POSITION SUMMARY:Responsibilities include planning and executing on all elements of the audit program and/or advisory project plan, and leading IT audits and advisory activities which may include reviews of general controls, application controls, technical controls, data and dashboard governance, and systems implementations. Additional responsibilities include participating in integrated financial and operational audits to evaluate application controls, critical system functionality, and other IT related areas of risk.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Manages and performs internal audits and advisory activities of large and complex areas (generally IT related) as determined by the annual Internal Audit Plan approved by the Audit Committee of the National Board of Trustees.
      • Applies the concepts of controls and leads IT audit / advisory activities by developing, executing, and monitoring project plans to ensure delivery in accordance with agreed timelines; identifies project issues or delays for discussion with internal audit leadership.
      • Manages day-to-day interactions with the Foundation's co-sourced internal audit provider for IT focused engagements.
      • Collaborates with other members of the internal audit team on integrated financial and operational audits to evaluate automated application controls, critical system functionality, and other IT related areas of risk.
        • Participates in the audit risk assessment to inform development of the annual internal audit plan.
        • Remains apprised of organizational, strategic, or operational process changes within the Foundation to identify internal audit engagement opportunities based on organization-wide goals and risks.
        • Ensures that internal audit activities are balanced with organizational objectives and capabilities and confidently communicates recommendations that are fit for purpose.
        • Develops relationships and serves as the primary contact with key collaborators from across the Foundation, including Technology Services leadership, IT control owners, application owners, business and technology data owners, data scientists, individuals from the Strategy Team and beyond to maintain an awareness and understanding of their key objectives, strategy, and initiatives.
        • Serves as IT subject matter expert for and provides coaching to Enterprise Risk Services regarding identification and management of IT risks.
        • Develops relationships with management personnel to build rapport and to understand company operations more comprehensively.
        • Works with the business to develop areas of continuous monitoring and data analytics.
        • Understands and articulates risks associated with information technology processes and ITGCC's and identifies process and control gaps proactively.
        • Liaises across relevant business, technology, and control functions to challenge technology risk decisions and assumptions.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
          • Bachelor's degree in related field required.
          • Minimum of six (6) years of related experience, including one to three years of leadership experience (such as leading client service teams or internal project teams).
          • Demonstrates core competencies recognized by the Institute of Internal Auditors, including ethics, internal audit management, the International Professional Practices Framework, governance and risk management, business acumen, improvement and innovation, and persuasion and collaboration.
          • Advanced professional knowledge and expertise related to the function of Internal Audit.
          • Specialized knowledge related to Information Technology (IT), including IT General Computing Controls (and widely recognized control frameworks), Cyber Security, system audit and implementation, and IT risk and compliance.
          • Advanced ability to analyze various situations and apply good judgment, strategic and innovative thinking to achieve desired project outcomes.
          • Effective leadership capabilities when managing internal audit activities.
          • Ability to influence and communicate with Executive Management, Leadership, and all levels of employees within the Foundation, with minimal direction / coaching from Enterprise Risk Services leadership.
          • Demonstrates strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills when working with multiple departments.
          • Demonstrates resilience in difficult situations with a developing ability to diffuse resistance and effectively work with individuals / clients in a constructive manner.
          • Upholds the IIA's Code of Ethics, behaves as an ethical professional who can be trusted to always operate at the highest level of integrity.
          • Acts as a role model by exemplifying high performance standards for all within the organization.
          • Ability to serve as a reporting channel in receiving concerns and applying discretion and confidentiality.
          • Continuous monitoring and data analytics experience strongly preferred.
          • Experience with data extraction, validation, testing, and analysis a plus.
          • A Certified Information Systems Auditor or Certified Internal Auditor certificate is required.
          • Annually obtains 40 hours of continuous professional education to maintain / improve skills and knowledge of current trends in information technology and security.REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS (LIST DIRECT REPORTS):
            • Internal Audit Director. No direct reports.WORKING CONDITIONS:The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.Total Rewards:The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to offering competitive compensation (base pay and incentive), benefits, and professional development opportunities that maximize our ability to recruit, retain, reward, and motivate a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; generous time-off and leave policies; a holistic well-being program; health savings and flexible spending accounts; employer-provided life and disability insurance; retirement savings benefits; and a variety of work-life benefits to support employees and their family members.The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.Reasonable Accommodation:The CF Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at HROps@cff.org.Total Rewards: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to offering competitive compensation (base pay and incentive), benefits, and professional development opportunities that maximize our ability to recruit, retain, reward, and motivate a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage; generous time-off and leave policies; a holistic well-being program; health savings and flexible spending accounts; employer-provided life and disability insurance; retirement savings benefits; and a variety of work-life benefits to support employees and their family members.The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.Reasonable Accommodation: The CF Foundation is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or would like to request an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at HROps@cff.org.

Keywords: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Bethesda , Internal Audit Manager - IT, Accounting, Auditing , Bethesda, Maryland

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